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Excel @ Carolina

A not-so-secret society for awesome people.

We want to help students make their marks on a world that needs them. Through Excel@Carolina, we’re able to connect our most talented first-year students with some of our best resources.

One great thing about Excel@Carolina is that you don’t even have to apply. All first-year applicants are considered for this program based on their application for admission. If you’re selected for one of these special opportunities, we’ll ask you to rank the ones that interest you most. Then our admissions staff and faculty will match you with the programs that best fit your talents and interests. Check out our frequently-asked questions to learn more.


Assured Admission Programs:

Research, Honors, Service, and more:

Environment/Science Communication (Dual degree) Carolina Research Scholar Program
Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD) Honors Carolina
Euro-TAM Program MacDonald Community Service Scholarship
Information Science Pre-Enrollment for Buckley Public Service Scholars Program
Kenan-Flagler Business School Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
School of Education – Dual Degree  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
School of Media and Journalism



Students gathering in the Carolina quad on a summer afternoon